Be sure to stock the medicine cabinet with a nasal aspirator (we like NoseFrida the Snotsucker, $15) and a pain reliever and fever reducer, such as infant acetaminophen (check with your doctor for proper dosing).
When it’s time to clean up, keep it safe with baby-friendly picks. We like: Aveeno Baby Organic Harvest Lotion, $12 (5 ounces); California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo & Body Wash, $11, (8.5 ounces); Seventh Generation Baby Foaming Shampoo & Wash, $8 (10 ounces); The Honest Co. Honest Lotion, $10 (6.8 ounces).
Bottles are another must-have, whether you’re breastfeeding or giving formula, or a combination of both. We like: Born Free Deco Bottles, $20/ three 9-ounce bottles; NUK Trendline Babytalk Orthodontic Bottles, $14/three 5-ounce bottles; Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Newborn Starter Set (four bottles and formula dispenser), $30.